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Mental Health in Complex Emergencies (MHCE) 14

Fordham University / Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA)

16th Septmeber to 26th September 2018

Course Content

This intensive multidisciplinary training course gives mental health workers and humanitarian program staff insight and competency in establishing mental health or psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs in (post) conflict areas or complex disaster settings. In the last 3 three days, students choose between

1) a workshop on mental health and psychosocial support interventions for children and youth or
2) interpersonal psychotherapy for non-specialists in low resource settings affected by conflict.

Learning objectives, training objectives

Establish and organize comprehensive programming in mental health and psychosocial support; strengthen adjunct skills, including needs assessments, monitoring and evaluation, security and self-care, and understanding of the humanitarian context.

Target Audience

Applicants should have a background in either mental health or social work or have a relevant professional background that allows for future engagement in mental health or psychosocial program in complex emergencies.


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

Type of degree
Master, Certificate of completion

USD 1.600,00

Enquiries and Registration

Ellen Bratina

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